The Facts About the Oakland Raiders’ Blown Call

Posted: 16th September 2009 by Howard Hopper in NFL
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Like the rest of the Raider Nation I was shocked Monday night when the officials, in their ridiculous orange striped uniforms, inexplicably chose to review Louis Murphy’s 19 yard touchdown reception with less than two minutes remaining in the first half, and then overturn the call and negated the touchdown.

This was a pivitol point in the game since the Raiders had to settle for a field goal, and the invigorated Chargers drove for their own field goal as time expired in the half. But emotions aside, let’s examine the facts involved.   Facts: What Happened   The facts on this play as I see it, after looking at multiple slow motion replays:
Murphy leapt in the air and grabbed the ball with both hands, well within the boundaries of the end zone.  < ...

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